135 years. Yes, it’s true.
Sunday March 5, 1882 was a big day for Central. On this day, we held our first service in our brand new building at 7 Queen’s Square.
The building at Central has been witness to many events over 135 years: two World Wars, Hurricane Hazel, the Great Flood 0f 74, 9-11, and the list goes on. And, the building itself has changed much, over the years. This past fall, we completed the latest change to our church with the construction of a new worship space at the front of the sanctuary.
But one thing hasn’t changed. It has always been a sanctuary, where people can come to worship our God and celebrate the Good News of our salvation through Jesus Christ.
There will be a number of commemorations throughout 2017 as we look back over 135 years.
In January, we will celebrate our Scottish heritage with a Burns Supper. On March 5, 2017, exactly 135 years after our first service, we will have a special service of commemoration.
Countless people have worshiped in our sanctuary and we will remember and honour them. We have changed much, over the years, though the Scottish Burr can still be heard and we are proud of our heritage. We are no long just a Scottish church. Today, our congregation comes from every corner of the earth and we celebrate our diversity.
We look forward to many more years of service and witness to our community and our world. God has blessed us for 135 years. Throughout this year and in the years to come, we will endeavor to share this blessing with Cambridge and the World.
Please come and join us in our celebration. Everyone is welcome.